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Continuing Legal and Professional Education

Continuing Legal and Professional Education
Week of April 8, 2002

UPCOMING PROGRAMS 2002

The 24th annual Piper Lecture, April 16th
"The Transformation of the Professional Workforce"

On Tuesday, April 16, Chicago-Kent will present the 24th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture, The Transformation of the Professional Workforce, from 11:30-1:00 p.m, in the auditorium.

Historically, professional workers have displayed an ideology of individualism. Work is not a commodity to be sold on the market but a calling that constitutes personal identity while also conferring a relatively privileged class status. Professionals have asserted their legal rights as workers primarily through individual contract and tort theories that redress the potential loss of professional identity. Market instability and management techniques threaten to undermine the autonomy, judgment and control over job content that once characterized professional status. When that status is challenged at its core, labor becomes commodified and workers' receptivity to union organizing or collective action around the assertion of individual employment rights is enhanced.

Professor Marion G. Crain of the University of North Carolina will deliver the lecture. Commentators are Peter J. Hurtgen, chairman, National Labor Relations Board; Dean L. Manheimer, senior vice president of human resources, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare; and Robert M. Tobias, former national president of the National Treasury Employees Union and distinguished adjunct professor in residence at American University.

All faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend.


ATTENTION - ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN FEDERAL TAXATION

The 21st annual Federal Tax Institute

On Thursday and Friday, May 2-3, 2002, the law school will host the 21st annual Federal Tax Institute. The Institute features a comprehensive program presented by a faculty of leading tax experts. This seminar is designed to keep attorneys, accountants, corporate tax executives, business and tax advisors, and other personnel up-to-date on the most current legislation, cases and rulings affecting the federal tax sector. This year's keynote luncheon speaker is John Williams, chief counsel of the IRS.

Law students (JD only) enrolled at Chicago-Kent are welcome to attend any or all of the program sessions free of charge (note: course materials and luncheon are not included. Copies of the materials will be available in the library at a later date). Pre-registration is required! To register, please stop by the Office of Continuing Legal and Professional Education (Suite 673) to fill out a registration form. Students must register on or before Tuesday, April 30, 2002.

Also, if you are interested in providing some of your time to volunteer at the Institute, in exchange for complementary course materials and the opportunity to network at the conference luncheon, please let us know when you stop by our office to register or by e-mailing rvicario.


ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

Student volunteer opportunities for law students (JD only) are available for some of the Continuing Legal and Professional Education programs listed below.  If you are interested in providing some of  your time to volunteer at any of these programs, in exchange for complementary course materials and the opportunity to network at conference luncheons and receptions, please stop by the Office of Continuing Legal and Professional Education (Suite 673) or e-mail rvicario for more information. 


MORE UPCOMING PROGRAMS 2002!

Legal Aspects of E-Commerce Certificate Program
10 Weeks
March 6 - May 8, 2002

The 21st annual
Conference on Not-For-Profit Organizations
June 7, 2002

The 20th annual
Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law Program
September 19, 2002

The 18th annual
Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Program
October 4, 2002

 

For additional information contact:
Office of Continuing Legal and Professional Education
Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 West Adams Street, Room 673
Chicago, IL  60661-3691
Phone:  312/906-5090
Fax: 312/906-5093
 or 
rvicario@kentlaw.edu

 

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